We have had a lot of time on their hands due to COVID completely obliterating the company that they painstakingly worked to create. Not that we’re bitter. Instead of moping (okay, we moped a little), we decided to do something constructive that we hope will bring more exposure and opportunity to Canadian comedians.
And now, we’re excited to announce that we will soon launch BS News, a comedy website featuring satirical news, fiction, videos, cartoons and other curated content written and/or otherwise created by Canadian comedians!
Now’s where you come in. Are you interested in contributing to BS News in any of the following ways?
- Content contributor
- Selling art or merch in our retail store
- Sponsorship or donations to get this site going
If you thought, oh my yes, to any of the above, please keep reading…
If you are a Canadian comedian with content to submit for publication consideration, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Submission. We are accepting, original work only:
Humorous articles and stories (250 – 750 words, please)
Advice for newer comedians from veterans (250 – 750 words, please)
We are also looking for monthly columns or series ideas. Comedy album reviews, horoscopes, monthly illustration, a collection of funniest tweets…any and all ideas will be considered! If there is a small cost, such as album purchase fees, event entry, etc., please let us know up front so we can budget for reimbursement in addition to your meager payment.
For now, you will be paid $10 for each published submission. You may republish to another site 30 days after it has published to BS News with a link back to original source. Once we’ve figured out how to monetize our site, we will hopefully be able to pay more. All published work will include an author byline. Monthly contributors will have a full bio.
If you are a crafty comedian who would like to sell your art, or you have merch you want to peddle on the BS News site on a consignment basis, please email us at email@example.com with the subject line: Retail. We will keep just a 20% commission (plus whatever PayPal charges), all of which will go towards paying our content contributors.
If you want to advertise on our site, there are a few ways you can do that.
- Featured image on our website (linked)
- A promo piece – for example, your comedy album, special, etc. (linked)
- A listing on our events calendar (linked)
Just like we are paying contributors $10 each, all advertisements currently cost just $10. This money will go directly towards funding the site and paying contributors.
If you want to do a promo but cannot afford it, that is not a problem. Just write an original informative, comical, or otherwise entertaining article and you can include your promo at the bottom. This will cancel the $10 payments out!
Simply email contact@bs-news for advertising opportunities with the subject line: Advertising
If you want to sponsor or donate to this site to help us get it going, OMG, thank you! Until we can figure out how to monetize the site, everything will be coming out of Darcia and Cathy’s very shallow and slightly frayed pockets so everything counts and helps. Please email us at contact@bs-news with the subject line: Sponsor or Donation.